DEFINITION OF SHAREWARE
Shareware distribution gives users a chance to try software before buying it.
If you try a Shareware program and continue using it, you are expected to register.
Individual programs differ on details -- some provide all features for a limited
time, and some provide limited features without a time limit. With registration,
you get anything from the simple right to continue using the software to an
enhanced program with printed manual.
Copyright laws apply to both Shareware and commercial software, and the copyright
holder retains all rights, with a few specific exceptions as stated below. Shareware
authors are accomplished programmers, just like commercial authors, and the
programs are of comparable quality. (In both cases, there are good programs
and bad ones!) The main difference is in the method of distribution. The author
specifically grants the right to copy and distribute the software, either to
all and sundry or to a specific group. For example, some authors require written
permission before a book publisher may bundle their software onto a CD.
Shareware is a distribution method, not a type of software. You should find
software that suits your needs and pocketbook, whether it's commercial or Shareware.
The Shareware system makes fitting your needs easier, because you can try before
you buy. And because the overhead is low, prices are low also. Shareware has
the ultimate money-back guarantee -- if you don't use the product, you don't
pay for it.
DISCLAIMER - AGREEMENT
Users of MP3 Sound Recorder must accept this disclaimer of warranty:
"MP3 Sound Recorder is supplied as is. The author disclaims all warranties,
expressed or implied, including, without limitation, the warranties of merchantability
and of fitness for any purpose. The author assumes no liability for damages,
direct or consequential, which may result from the use of MP3 Sound Recorder."
MP3 Sound Recorder is a "shareware program" and is provided at no
charge to the user for evaluation. Feel free to share it with your friends,
but please do not give it away altered or as part of another system. The essence
of "user-supported" software is to provide personal computer users
with quality software without high prices, and yet to provide incentive for
programmers to continue to develop new products. If you find this program useful
and find that you are using MP3 Sound Recorder and continue to use MP3 Sound
Recorder after a reasonable trial period, you must make a registration payment
of $15.00 to CooolSoft. The $15.00 registration fee will license one copy for
use on any one computer at any one time. You must treat this software just like
a book. An example is that this software may be used by any number of people
and may be freely moved from one computer location to another, so long as there
is no possibility of it being used at one location while it's being used at
another. Just as a book cannot be read by two different persons at the same
Commercial users of MP3 Sound Recorder must register and pay for their copies
of MP3 Sound Recorder within 30 days of first use or their license is withdrawn.
Site-License arrangements may be made by contacting CooolSoft.
Anyone distributing MP3 Sound Recorder for any kind of remuneration must first
contact CooolSoft at the address below for authorization. This authorization
will be automatically granted to distributors recognized by the (ASP) as adhering
to its guidelines for shareware distributors, and such distributors may begin
offering MP3 Sound Recorder immediately (However CooolSoft must still be advised
so that the distributor can be kept up-to-date with the latest version of MP3
You are encouraged to pass a copy of MP3 Sound Recorder along to your friends
for evaluation. Please encourage them to register their copy if they find that
they can use it. All registered users will receive a copy of the latest version
of the MP3 Sound Recorder system.